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Advocacy Alert: Help reform predatory payday lending!
In 2017, Habitat Omaha will again be working to change payday lending regulation so it is less predatory. Current regulation in Nebraska requires quick repayment and allows for a huge annual interest rate of up to 461%. Because of this, people get stuck in an awful cycle of taking out new loans and mounting fees. We support reasonable reform like LB 194 as it maintains access to credit, while reigning in the worst offenses of predatory lending.